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Monday, 14 August 2017

Busy weekend and Paperbag trousers!

Hey there lovelies.

Good weekend?
This over fifty fashion blogger was super busy as usual, house-warming party for my son and his finacee on Friday evening.  Still not got my head around the fact that he's moved on!  But it's a fact of life that has to be faced at some time or other, but have still got three off-spring at home, & they keep me on my toes.  It has to be said that it will now be quality time spent together with the two new homers, so that will be my bonus!
Saturday was a lively evening spent with our besties.  Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra were entertaining us at a local pub!! 😉😏 - and very good they were too, makes a change to go out and have a sing-a-long to tunes I know, ha ha!

Sunday was spent lunching with friends - with a surprise proposal, a wonderful surprise for most of us there.
Now Monday has arrived and there's still another celebration to enjoy - my sister's birthday drinks, so I'll be looking forward to the relaxed ending of a hectic weekend & busy Monday!

Last week on my shopping trip with the girls, you might remember I didn't return with a dress!  I did however, purchase my first AW garment!  Yay or shush will you be shouting at me?
Well with the bloomin' awful rainy weather we've been having in the UK over the past couple of weeks I'll be needing more than a pair of trousers for Autumn, more like a rain mac and wellies! psst ... I've entered a competition for a pair of Hunters, so fingers crossed I might just win! 🤞

Let's talk my purchase then.  Paperbag chino trousers seem to be everywhere at the moment, and when I saw these tan brown beauties I jumped at them, fitting superbly I bought them instantly.  Having been reduced from £32, these only set me back £15!  I'm checking to see if they're available in any other colours too. (they aren't!)

Here's my offerings for today, running late and taking my owns shots today, so forgive me on both counts - I've posted the best of the best and deleted many!  Tan obviously matches perfectly with cream, so when I saw this silky little blouse in the F & F sale I popped it into my shopping basket.  For £4 it was cheaper than my bottle of prosecco!
A flattering cap sleeve to cover the top of my arm - better for transition into cooler weather.  This blouse will still look just as cute with a jacket or cardigan covering it.
I picked out these silk beads that my Dad bought back from Australia - I've had them many years and they get to see the light of day once in a while when they fit beautifully into an outfit.  Today was their special day this year!





I'm wearing another birthday present today - the first time they've been on my feet, and I have to admit I'd forgotten I'd got them!
These mules have a back strap with elastic for a comfy fit, a cute round heel that not only looks good but feels safe.  I adore the cream soft suede, however I am worried about getting them marked, I'll be buying some spray protector for them.
But now they've been debuted, they'll be on my feet plenty of times now.


I've included this super turquoise scarf and meant to tie it round my bag - too busy worrying about the photos - (note to self)  need more practice at taking my own shots!



How do you like this colour mix?  Tan and a delicate cream with a blast of turquoise.  Brings the outfit to life don't you think?





Thanks for stopping over today, hope you like this colour combination.  I'm looking forward to wearing and styling these chinos again - lots of ideas for the Autumn, so I'd love you to pop back again.

Bye for now X







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30 comments

  1. So, I forgive you for even talking about AW. Because I love these paper bag trousers.I had been searching on the net last week, but couldn't find a perfect one! Btw, sounds like a good weekend you had!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I hope you manage to find some, it's my third pair and I'm so pleased with them. x

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  2. Super colour combo. I don't mind you talking about AW17 - I have a mood board on my wall and have started getting a few things!

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    1. What a fab idea Gail, I'd love to have a bigger wardrobe so I can separate my clothes into seasons and colours etc - maybe one day. x

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  3. I really enjoy those kind of trousers too and I think the blush shirt goes so well with the brown pants! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog : )
    By the way, I finally managed to create a facebook page for my blog. I would love to show each other support and like each others pages!? You can find it at here:
    conscious lifestyle of mine facebook page

    Sending much love!
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

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    1. Glad you agree Larissa, and you're very welcome. I'll find my way over to your page too, fabulous to support each other as well. x

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  4. I do like this colour, inventive and it's a winner. I've not come across paper bag chinos. But then my head is usually stuck in a paperbag when it comes to what's on-trend!
    I am having difficulties with blogosphere talk about returning to school and autumn, I want my summer back!!!

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    1. Oh you're so funny Mary. I've called these 'peg' trousers which we all in fashion in the 80's!
      Sorry I hate talking about the next season - but it is nice to check out the new colours and styles in local stores. I like Gail's idea of a mood board.
      Thanks for visiting Mary. x

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  5. I do love the turquoise as a blast of color!!!
    Nicely done!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jode, glad you like them. x

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  6. Love these pants! I've been a big fan of this style of shorts and pants for years!

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    1. Me too, I've got three pairs atm, but looking to increase my collection. x

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  7. Those pants were such a deal! I love how they look on you! I can't wait to get a pair for myself after my pregnancy. I hope they stay in style!

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    1. Weren't they Laura! Really pleased with them, and they'll get so much wear. I'm sure they'll be around for ages and you'll get a chance to wear some. x

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  8. i'm seeing a lot of those paper bag waist trousers. This is a very cute outfit and I love the pop of blue! - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy, you're so kind - I'm glad you like this outfit. x

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  9. Love your outfit!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. Kris, thanks so much, glad you could stop by and hope you can again. x

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  10. I love the touch of turquoise you added to your look! It is such a stylish look!

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    1. Many thanks Lanae, you're very kind. x

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  11. Love paperbag trousers, and I love the touch of blue mixed into your neutral look.
    Nora

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    1. Nora, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving these lovely comments. x

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  12. I am loving that paperbag trousers are back! They look so stylish and so comfortable, so it's a win-win!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Glad you are too! They are such a great, flattering look. x

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  13. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post. Great look! You are lucky that you can pull this cute trend off. The paperbag pants don't work on me.

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    1. You're welcome Nicole, thanks for hosting. You're so kind with your lovely comments. x

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  14. We were sort on the same wavelength, weren't we. I love dark brown linen looking trousers. I don't think I know exactly what paper bag trousers are.

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    1. We certainly are Teresa! This style used to be called 'peg' trousers too. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  15. I love these colours together, it's the perfect end of summer/early autumn outfit. I have some navy paperbag waist trousers and they are so comfortable. I've been seeing this style quite a lot lately, it's obviously a big trend for A/W. Thanks for linking up Jacqui :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Me too Emma, so pleased I tried this out. Thank you for coming by too. x

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